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Dogtooth / Press

“For an acoustic band, Dogtooth manage to be really loud. If you're suffering from banjo fatigue, their new self-titled probably isn't for you, but for a multigenerational boot stomp/barn dance, you'd be hard-pressed to find better. Dogtooth are workaholic performers about town, which is a good thing, since this music demands to be heard live. They have found that elusive sonic bridge between the Great Depression and this new one, with hooky songwriting and the authenticity of roots music, unadulterated by newfangled electric guitars. This is the sound that T-Bone Burnett has been chasing for the last 30 years. There are harmonicas, mandolins, and fiddles, and four-sixths of the band sings. Not with carefully composed harmonies, but in a way that sounds muscular and spontaneous—like maybe we could all join in.”

"A freight train of different songs... A motivated entertainment juggernaut machine. The intensity was part of the showmanship, and was quite intentional. Well into the show... character went back and began to beat the heck out of a few drums with brushes, it worked way cool. Four strong singers... high energy, every song. Quite a bit of pervasive fast strumming grooves, but detailed arrangements, edgy and unpredictable. Played rocky energy with roots weapons."

Member of Audience - Sweet Lou's 8/27/11 - Seattle, WA